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Winner - Bronze
Designer: Kei Yumino
Design Type: Performance Footwear
Company / Organization / School: Art Center College of Design
IBEX is the only footwear designed for professional roofers to optimize roofing activities. It sheds light on overlooked issues and difficulties that roofers experience with their footwear on a daily basis including shoe stiffness, traction and muscle inflammation. It offers spot-on flexibility, traction support on the roof with anti-cable slip function, and reduces work-related muscle tension that leads to long-term accumulated muscle injury. This footwear is to be used while roofers engage in roofing activities that require walking, standing, crouching and balancing on sloped surfaces.